Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:09 pm on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham 12:09 pm, 17th November 2016

I agree with the motion. Does the hon. Gentleman recall, as I do, that the Conservative party manifesto said that the target for increasing employment support for disabled people was to halve the disability employment by 2020, and does he share my dismay that that target has been abandoned?